Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hamilton softball coach Jim Lawinger weighs in on high school seeding after a big upset at the state tournament, saying the 'good get better, and the worst stay bad.'
After an upsetting 18-2 loss to Chippewa Falls High School at the state tournament, Hamilton High School softball coach is sounding off on the disadvanatages of seeding in high school sports. Hamilton's softball team, ranked No. 9 in the sectional, went up against the No. 1 seeded Chippewa Falls team on Thursday after failing to make it to the state tournament for more than 20 years. “I think the girls felt the nerves set in before the game,” Lawinger said after losing the state tournament. “The experience factor definitely played a role, and the Chippewa Falls team probably couldn’t have played a more perfect game.” However, could a seeding disadvantage have played a roll in the Chargers' loss? Lawinger has choached the Hamilton softball …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The girls played Chippewa Falls Thursday morning, giving up 10 runs in the first inning and eventually losing 18-2. This was the first time they've made it to state since 1991.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In what some are calling a "Cinderella run," the Hamilton girls softball team is headed to the state competition Thursday for the first time in 20 years.
For the first time in two decades, the Hamilton High School girls softball team is headed to the state competition on Thursday in Madison. The Hamilton girls beatt out Watertown High School on Friday 4-3 to secure a spot on the state tournament at Goodman Field at the University Wisconsin-Madison. The girls are currently 7-7 in the Greater Metro Conference and 16-9 overall. “That is one heck of a Cinderella run,” Hamilton coach Jim Lawinger told the Watertown Daily Times. “We lost the last couple games of the year against good teams, but were trying some things out. We didn’t win the games, but were playing better. After those games out there became ‘anything can happen.’ Today it did.” The girls will be competing for the state title …